September 9-11, 2011, McIntosh, New Mexico

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Contest Site:   Gardner Turfgrass Farm, McIntosh, NM - USA   N34.88’, W106.026’     
                              8 min South of Moriarty, NM (40 min East of Albuquerque, NM)
Contest Dates: September 9-11, 2011
Classes:  Electric Sailplanes   Limited (<=2.3 m span), and Unlimited (>2.3 m span)
Altitude limiter chips will be provided. (Click here to see the contest rules.)

Entry Fee: $20 (non-refundable) per class up to two classes.
ALL PILOTS MUST BE AMA MEMBERS.  This is an AMA-sanctioned event--Membership cards will be checked.  Non-US pilots may sign up as an AMA Affiliate Member for $28 at registration.
Awards: First three places in each class plus overall Grand Champion.
RV Parking: RV parking is allowed at the Sod Farm.  No on-site hook-ups are available.
CD: Phil Gilbert,, Day Phone: (505) 299-8012

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Limited (<2.3 M) ($20.00)
Unlimited ($20.00)
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Albuquerque Soaring Association
Mail to:
Richard Dick
Registrar, ABQ 2011 F5J ESWC
9737 Academy St, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Be sure to indicate which classes you intend flying and your first and 2nd 72 MHz frequency choices (if not using 2.4 GHz) before Sept 1, 2011.
72 MHz frequencies will be assigned as first come, first served basis.  Register early with the information requested above and any fees, to help assure your preferred frequency assignment. Club owned height limiter devices and technical advise will be provided for those who need it.

Additional information will be available on the ASA website:
Friday will be registration and optional test flying day starting around 9AM.  A Frequency board will be available and must be used.  Saturday Registration/Check in time is 7:30 AM.  Pilots’ meeting is at 8:00 AM.  First group will fly at 8:30 AM.  Flying will be in groups of not more than 12 pilots.  We will stop flying as near to 5:00 PM as possible.  If we can complete 6 rounds, we can have a throw-out round.  Sunday will be with a 10-minute max working time.  Pilots’ meeting 8:00 AM.  First group will fly at 8:30 AM. We will stop flying as near 12:00 noon as possible.
Limited: Wingspan less than or equal to 2.3 meters.
Unlimited:  Unrestricted
FLYING and SCORING:        (see detailed rules in pdf format )

  • Altitude limiter chips will be provided.  These will limit motor run to 200 meters or 30 seconds.
  • Launch and landing directions will be announced before the start of task time for each group.
  • It is the responsibility of each pilot to fly his model in a safe manner.  A ‘no-fly zone’ will be enforced.
  • You or your helper may retrieve your model at any time as long as you are not putting yourself in danger or impeding someone else’s landing
  • If a model hits any person at any time during the flight or landing, incl. the pilot or helpers, a zero score will result for that flight.
  • Dangerous flying, in the opinion of the contest director will result in a loss of points or disqualification.  Your helper should make sure that your intended landing zone is clear of people before you land. 
  • In the interest of expediency, flight classes may be combined within groups.  Classes will be scored separately.
  • The CD will announce additional rules/restrictions as field conditions may warrant. 


  • 1 flight point for each second of gliding flight time from motor shutdown until the model stops moving.
  • Individual landing tapes will be provided.
  • If the model is still in motion at the end of working time 30 flight points will be deducted from the flight time.
  • Scoring will be man-on-man.  The pilot with the highest number of flight and landing points in each flight group will receive a score of 1000 contest points.  The remaining scores in that group will receive contest points based on the flight and landing point total divided by the winning pilot’s flight points times 1000.

Additional Note:  The site is a working farm.  No driving or parking on the grass.  Avoid tool or equipment loss in the fields.

HOTELS:  Moriarty, NM 87035
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